(Closed) Plastic surgery experiences? Particularly rhinoplasty.

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Miss Sorbet:  I did not have plastic surgery myself but my mother had rhinoplasty back in the 1950’s. Her nose was crooked and had a bump–just as you describe yours.

I will just tell you–her nose came out awesome! After that nose job she was a total knockout. So I would say do it for sure!

Post # 4
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I had mine done when I was fifteen.  Like you, I broke my nose when I was younger.  The cartilage in my nose was literally falling off the bone, so my nose was slowly but surely just shifting down my face and creating a huge bump.  I also had 95% blockage and couldn’t breathe.

My parents found the doctor.  I was nervous, especially because I HATE needles and didn’t want to have to have an IV, but the surgery was no problem.  Recovery sucked, but it wasn’t as bad as when I had a torn ACL repaired a couple years later.  I actually had a large mole on my head removed at the same time as they did my nose, and the spot where the mole had been hurt about fifty times more than my nose.

I’ve never regretted having surgery.  I can BREATHE!  Oxygen is an amazing thing.  I never knew that before!  I also just feel so much more confident in the way I look. 

My husband actually just had a nosejob about a month ago, too.  He had the base widened so he could actually breathe, and then the doctor changed the shape so it wouldn’t look funny with the newly widened areas.  The swelling isn’t completely gone yet, but he can already breathe about twice as well as he ever could before.  He looks wonderful, too.  His nose is hot.  He was miserable for the first four or five days, but he only missed two days of work, and he was able to function mostly normally after that.  He loves his new nose.

Post # 7
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Miss Sorbet:  Sounds to me like you’re doing it for the right reasons.

I had boob lift/reduction surgery a year and a half ago. I wanted it since I was 14… finally had it done at age 25. I picked my surgeon based on the fact that she wrote the textbook for a new-ish procedure that scars way less. Her website was professional looking, all my questions were promptly answered, I felt confident at the consultation, etc.

I was terrified the day of – I’ve never been put under before. I have to say that the worst part was when I woke up in the recovery room – it was hard to breathe and I felt like I had been hit by a train! I knew to expect that, though, because the anaesthesiologist told me that since I get regular heartburn he’d have to put this tube down my throat to make sure that the acid didn’t splash up into my lungs… and that it would be quite painful after.

The first day of recovery was hell, but I got better exponentially each day after that, and before long I was feeling pretty much back to normal.

A couple things I’d like to point out/suggest, though:

1) Make sure you have someone to look after you, at least for the first day/night.

2) This is tough but don’t expect this to change your life significantly. I am pleased to hear you’re already a confident person etc., but don’t be surprised if your nose job is a bit underwhelming and you’re still thinking it’s not perfect. My boobs are SO much better (and sometimes I look at before/after photos to remind myself of this), but I still find myself going ‘I wish they were smaller’ or ‘I wish they were a little perkier’ etc. Plastic surgery is great, but not a miracle fix.

3) It takes time to settle. What you first see is not an indication of final results, and this can be scary. I know they prep you for this but it’s something worth mentioning again.

Other than that, I think you should go for it. Like I said, it sounds like you have realistic expectations, aren’t expecting miracles, are doing this for yourself, etc. I don’t see why if after many, many years you can’t accept something you should have to live with it. I am definitely glad I got my surgery!


Post # 8
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had a nose job when I was 19 and it was the best thing I ever did. I always hated my huge nose, it did not fit my petite frame. It was the only thing I ever saw while looking in the mirror. My parents paid for it ( my mom also had hers done) because they knew how tormented I was because of it.

Seriously I am so happy I did it. I became so much more outgoing and happy.

Also the pain was very minimal; I can’t say that I remember it hurting. It was uncomfortable though for a few weeks.

I recommend it for anyone who really feels the need to do it. I felt like it held me back from being the true person I am.

Also I wanted to add that my nose is not perfect by any means… It could still be smaller, but it’s still much better for me. I dont look weird with this huge nose on such a small face.

Just know that doing this wont change your whole look but may improve it.

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